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KYC Analyst (m/w/d)

Zurich, Switzerland
Closing date
May 2, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
For our client, a frontrunner in its field, we are looking for an open-minded, driven character for the position KYC Analyst in Zurich. The position offers a broad and diverse range of tasks within a fast-paced, innovative and collaborative environment. Are you a highly organized communication talent and preferably come from a background in conducting CDD and EDD with corporate clients? Then this is the right position for you!
German, English AND French is mandatory

Your Responsibilities
  • Safeguarding of the company as well as their existing clients and prospective client relationships from financial crime risk (incl. money laundering, terrorist financing, bribery and corruption, fraud, sanctions risk, tax evasion and reputational risk)
  • Performance of anti-financial crime checks as part of the company's onboarding process for corporate clients in compliance with relevant legislative, regulatory and internal requirements
  • Comprehensive CDD and EDD checks for corporate clients, including the KYC process, identification and analysis of complex ownership structures, financial statements and transaction patterns
  • CDD/EDD analysis across all types of legal entities and business sectors in a variety of jurisdictions with an emphasis on local clients
  • Direct contact with clients as well as presentation of the company's onboarding requirements to clients in a clear and compliant manner
  • Identification of red flags and exposure to financial crime risk, including escalation to Compliance and Senior Management where required
  • Taking risk-based decisions to onboard or reject applications
  • Manage personal portfolio of onboarding cases efficiently
  • Follow-up with clients and sales representatives proactively to ensure timely completion of onboarding analysis
  • Documentation of client files in a structured format compliant with internal requirements
  • Identification of improvement opportunities within the onboarding process
  • Assistance in the preparation and management of data and information required for internal and external audits
  • Support ad-hoc projects within the department and wider business as required
  • Validate checks carried out by other team members
  • Support in the implementation of training courses
  • Support of the Supervisor with team management responsibilities

Your Profile
  • Minimum of 1 year of professional experience preferably with a background in conducting CDD and EDD with corporate clients and experience of direct client contact within financial services
  • Strong understanding of red flags and financial crime typologies relevant to the payments and FX space
  • You are known for your strong and concise communication talent, your critical way of thinking as well as your problem solving skills
  • You're a diligent, highly organized talent and well versed in your ability to prioritize shifting workloads within a fast-changing, high-pressured industry
  • You're a curious, driven team player with the ability to adapt easily to changing products, processes and procedures
  • German, English AND French is mandatory

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